Overall Programme

BBEC International Conference 2004

First Announcement
Call for Papers

Biodiversity Conservation: Now or Never

March 2004
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The issue of biodiversity and its conservation have been a hot topics among practitioners, managers and researchers. Many new approaches, methodologies and programmes have been introduced or developed in such a way to make conservation of biodiversity a real success.

Have efforts really been accepted by all sectors of community? What are the benefits? Has biodiversity conservation being practised in many countries and how effective has it been?

One basic question that we have in mind for this conference is about what biodiversity mean to conservation. To provide answers to such questions, BBEC Programme is organising its second international conference in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah next year.

The main theme for this conference is "Biodiversity Conservation: Now or Never."

This conference provides an opportunity for conservation practitioners, managers, researchers of the world, especially from other South East Asian countries to highlight their biodiversity conservation efforts in relation to conservation in Borneo.

The conference will be discussing nature conservation on several aspects of terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity ecosystems. This include research on ecology, social and applied science, public awareness and management.

Programme Schedule
The conference is scheduled for two and a half days. There will be two main concurrent sessions with sub themes;
Session I: "Can Understanding of Biodiversity Change Human Behaviour for the Conservation?", and
Session II: "Can We Integrate People in Biodiversity Conservation".
Contribution papers will be presented in this sessions.

The Conference will feature:

  1. Keynote Speech by Invited Speakers
  2. Contribution Papers
  3. Exhibitions and Posters presentation
  4. Pre and Post Conference Trips

Call for Papers
The Organiser welcomes papers contribution from any related individuals or institution. Presentation will be accepted on the basis of abstract of 500-600 words and should be submitted before September 2003 either by faxing or online submission form or email.

Selected papers* from South East Asian authors may get sponsorship from the Organiser (BBEC-JICA) to come to Kota Kinabalu to present their paper. Authors will be notified of the selection of their contribution by 25th September 2003. Authors whose abstract have been accepted will receive further instruction for the preparation of their final paper which is due on 15 January 2004.
* Limited to first ten selected papers; prior to the Committee's decision.

Please kindly distribute this announcement among your colleagues who may be interested in "biodiversity conservation".

Calender of Events

Abstract deadline 10 September 2003
Notification to authors 30th September 2003
Full paper due (electronic version) December 2003
Conference March 2004

Conference Management Committee

Patron Y.B. Datuk K.Y. Mustafa (Sabah State Secretary)
Advisor Tan Sri Prof. Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abu Hassan Othman (Vice Chancellor UMS)
Chairpersons Prof. Datin Dr. Maryati Mohamed (ITBC Director)
  Mr. Takahisa Kusano (JICA-BBEC Chief Advisor)

Organising Committee

Datuk Lamri Ali Director, Sabah Parks
Mr. Mahedi Andau Director, Sabah Wildlife Department
Prof. Datin Dr. Maryati Mohamed Director, ITBC, UMS
Mr. Moktar Yassin Ajam Director, Science and Technology Unit
Dr. Jamili Nais Assistant Director, Sabah Parks
Mr. Laurentius Ambu Deputy Director, Sabah Wildlife Department
Mr. Soffian Abu Bakar Senior Officer, Sabah Wildlife Department
Ms. Fatimah Jaafar Senior Officer, Science and Technology Unit

Conference Secretariat

Kertijah Abd. Kadir JICA-BBEC
Fatimah Jaafar Science and Technology Unit
Fatimah Simin Sabah Parks
Arman Hadi Mohamad Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, UMS
Xenia Surinday Stimol Sabah Wildlife Department

Any enquiries can be submitted to the Conference Secretariat at:

Ms. Kertijah Abd. Kadir
BBEC IC 2004
Science and Technology Unit
7th Floor, Block B, Wisma MUIS
88100 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia

Tel: +60 088 240430
Fax: +60 088 249410
E-mail: bbecic_2004@hotmail.com
Website: www.bbec.sabah.gov.my


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